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Humble Pie

  • Performance: Rockin' the Fillmore [A&M, 1971] C-

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Performance: Rockin' the Fillmore [A&M, 1971]
It may seem unfair to judge a band on a live double, but they go out of their way to define themselves with this seven-song job, which celebrates the ascendancy of ruff 'n' tuff Steve Marriott over wan 'n' gone Peter Frampton by raunching up blues and soul titles too magnificent to mention in such company. Lotsa getdown vocals, lotsa getdown guitar, and an important political message, which is that short guys get laid more than normal people. A lie. C-